Projects can take many shapes and sizes, but how do you know your teams are completing everything you need? Imagine always having access to the latest information.
"Management is about persuading people to do the work they need to do, while leadership is about inspiring people to do this they never thought they could”Steve Jobs
Let me share with you one of my favorite quotes, as stated in that quote, there are three key factors to achieve massive success in your life:
Firstly, what do we mean by Track?
If you are managing projects, you probably have a long list of things that need completing. Tracking is merely checking the status of your work in progress.
Do you have things outstanding? It's essential to be able to identify what they are and how to complete them quickly.
Tracking must be completed in real-time to ensure you're working to the right standard.
Why is real-time tracking necessary?
Success needs hard work. Don’t listen to these ‘get rich quick’ schemes. You need to build your character and work hard on yourself and your business to achieve greatness. Work hard and work smart. Do the right things and do them in the right way. Don’t procrastinate. Take bold actions. Work long hours and craft your legacy.
Tracking in real-time makes sure you're not falling behind or working blindly.
So what exactly is automation?
Automation is carrying out a process with little or no human interaction. It's vital to saving time while also increasing the quality of your work.
For example: If you fail an audit, you may need to inform a team member. Real automation allows you to complete these things without lifting a finger.
Do you know what needs completing for each type of job?
What do you need to track?
You may need to track many things for a job to be completed to the right standards. Often it's more than just tick-box exercises. For example:
- Tick box checklists
- Quality control checks
- Or possibly something else...
Can you automate the way you track these things?
Start tracking your work automatically?
Automating the tracking of work can be simple. It just takes the right application. Start by specifying what needs completing in an app or software, collect all the things and data you need within the app and monitor results in real-time.
What app can you use?
You need to combine project management and data collection
Standard project management tools often don't provide real automated tracking. Many only allow for passing work to teammates. A project management tool must include data collection in order to automate your processes and tracking truly.
Have you thought about using Taskbox?
Get more done with Taskbox
Taskbox is a tool that helps you to keep track of your work in real-time. Don't question what is missing, if work is complete or if manual tracking needs doing again. Start by using the Taskbox process, then configure this process however you need, allowing you to get rid of all your routine admin tasks and start tracking in real-time.
Just keep an eye on your dashboard, and you'll always be up to date.